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Anna Reese Yum

Criminal defense Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   127 reviews
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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 12 years
    California - CA 18 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Anna

Learn Anna’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, Assault and Battery, Murder, Attempted Murder, Child Endangerment, DUI, White Collar Crime, Drug Importation and Transportation, Fraud, Federal Crimes

  2. Domestic violence
    20%

  3. Federal crime
    20%
    Drug Importation, Money Laundering, White Collar Crime, Domestic Transportation of Unauthorized Aliens

  4. Sex crime
    20%
    Sexual Assault, Lewd or Lascivious Acts with Minors, Adult Sexual Assault, Sex Crimes Against Children

  5. Sexual harassment
    20%

ANNA YUM IS A TOP-RATED AWARD-WINNING TRIAL ATTORNEY. FORMER PROSECUTOR. AGGRESSIVE. SUCCESSFUL.

As a former deputy district attorney, I know how to handle a criminal case from every angle. I'm committed to providing you with the strongest possible defense. I graduated from Northwestern University, ranked 9th in the country. I received my law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. I'm also called upon regularly by national news networks such as Fox News Channel and HLN/CNN to provide expert legal commentary on newsworthy high profile cases. If you or a loved one has been arrested, charged, convicted or are simply under investigation, it is in your best interest to have a competent and aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side who will evaluate every shred of evidence and fight to get your charges reduced if not dropped all together. I handle all areas of criminal defense including felonies, misdemeanors, drug cases, DUI/DWI charges, domestic violence, theft, assault, and much more. Call me about your case. I can immediately answer your questions and provide you with the help that you need.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 10 ...

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Location

Anna Reese Yum
501 W Broadway Ste 1660
San Diego, CA, 92101

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  127 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Cali J | August 1, 2015
Simply......" The Best"
Phenomenal and proactive professional with a dynamic command of California Law. Ms. Yum was my attorney during a very difficult period of my life that spanned more than 8 months. My entire life was on the line; 17 years of honorable service to this country could have been washed away due to false allegations…. Ms. Yum became entrenched from day one and my fight immediately became “her” fight. Extremely courteous and affable; I never felt judged or discomfited in her presence. Ms. Yum ensured that I thoroughly understood the law and how it related to my particular situation. All emails, phone calls and every other “off the wall” requests that could be expected from an individual with his freedom on the line were answered with the utmost expediency and efficiency. I was frequently updated with status changes as it pertained to my case. Throughout the trial, Ms. Yum exhibited mastery of the intricacies of the law. She meticulously dismantled the prosecution theory and successfully exposed the ill intent of prosecution witnesses. Her closing argument was aggressive, relevant, poignant and undoubtedly truthful; an exemplary work of art. In the end, I was exonerated of all charges. Ms. Yum is simply the best!! I emphatically recommend her to anyone in need of legal representation. No matter what your current situation…..You will not regret utilizing the services of Ms. Anna Yum.
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Posted by Andrew | July 12, 2012
Epitome of Excellence - Stop your search, Anna Yum is the BEST!!!
Retain the services of Anna Yum! Anna Yum is the epitome of excellence. From the first telephone conversation, I knew I had found a defender who could represent and protect me. She was extremely professional, courteous and resourceful. In our first meeting, she was sympathetic to my situation but also very pragmatic in handling the details. She diligently took notes and never expressed any judgmental attitude or made me feel uncomfortable in any way. In fact, she has a wonderful calming effect and I always felt better after talking with her. She explained all the legal details in a very understandable way and she made me aware of all the choices and possibilities that awaited me. The final results of my case were far and beyond the best possible scenario and I know that without Anna Yum, I would have a very different outcome today. Thank you so much Anna! If you are looking for a lawyer, you can stop your search, Anna Yum is the BEST!!!
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Posted by Barry | December 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lauren Hofflin
Lauren just assisted me with a case. I'm from out of state (Iowa), and Lauren handled everything for me and I was able to get the issue settled with Lauren's assistance over the phone and via email. Great job Lauren!!! Nothing personal Lauren, but I hope I never need you again. LOL. But if I ever do need any legal assistance again, you can bet that I will come back to The Anna Yum law firm looking for Lauren.
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Posted by Jay | November 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE SAVED!
The Anna Yum team led by my attorney Logan Noblin proved to be the winning formula. When I began this journey, I had doubts about retaining my job as a commercial driver and was certain I would be seeking a new career. Logan's intricate knowledge of the DUI anatomy not only lends confidence in the process but also in the results! I retained my commercial drivers license and my career! Thanks Logan and the Anna Yum team! All the best!
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Posted by Lorena | November 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best law firm in San Diego
Russell was my lawyer and I am very thankful for everything he did for me. He was very attentive with my family and I. He fought for my case until the last minute and my outcome was better than I expected. I am truly blessed to have had a lawyer like Russell, most lawyers only want your money not caring about the end result but with him not only did I have a great defender I also gained an amazing friend. I am forever grateful for everything that you did and will continue to do. God bless you in every step you take.
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Posted by Georges | November 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Russell
Russell has a profound understanding of human emotions. Through his remarkable ability to establish connections, empathize, and forge bonds with his clients, he transcends the conventional role of a lawyer. His astute perception enables him to discern moments of apprehension, transforming them into beacons of hope. Yet, his optimism is not mere wishful thinking; it is grounded in a pragmatic approach. Russell's authenticity shines through as he navigates legal complexities. In addition to his extensive knowledge, Russell possesses a brilliant intellect and innovative thinking. His tireless dedication to his clients' cases is unique. One cannot help but feel that he advocates for their cause as fervently as he would for his own kin. Russell's commitment to exceptional customer service shines brightly. Over the course of our six-month collaboration, our professional relationship blossomed into a genuine friendship. This testament to his character underscores his unwavering professionalism and compassion as both a legal expert and a fellow human being.
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Posted by Ileana | November 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great services!
I’m giving Russell and team my highest rating of satisfaction. Russell went above and beyond for my family member case, give my relative the greatest representation and got an outcome better than expected. We couldn’t have asked for a better Attorney. I will forever recommend him to anyone looking for legal representation.
Posted by Jenni | November 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
I had Lauren take care of my case. She went above and beyond to help me. I appreciated how quickly she would respond to my questions and was very pleasant to work with. I would definitely recommend her. Thank you Anna Yum law office and especially Lauren for all the hard work.
Posted by Stephanie | November 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great services!
I can’t begin to explain the stress you feel when you don’t know the law. Russell explained everything. Everything he said would happened happened. Very grateful for his kindness and hard work to get me through this. Would recommend to family of friends if ever found in a tough situation. Thank you again Russell and your team. God bless you
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Posted by Rick | November 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
My case just recently came to an end I have to thank the staff at Anna Yum's firm that was involved including my attorney Logan Noblin for representing me during some difficult and emotional times over the past few months. I felt like I was treated fairly and professionally and in a non-judgmental, humble, low-key manner. Sometimes in this environment you encounter cockiness and arrogance. Not at this firm! Even though it’s a busy law office like most on this level , the communication was efficient and satisfactory.
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Posted by Amy | November 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successfully got our case dismissed!
We were so fortunate to have been referred to Anna Yum and her team, who worked with us to successfully get our son’s misdemeanor charges fully dismissed. Jorge is a knowledgeable, supportive first point of contact. The cost was fair and clearly laid out from the beginning. And Anna and her team guided us through an incredibly stressful and anxiety inducing time with care, patience, and professionalism. These are the types of situations where you want the best team possible on your side and I would HIGHLY recommend Anna Yum. I am endlessly thankful for her care and support to get the best possible outcome for my son.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best dui lawyers in San Diego
Thank you to my attorney Logan. Best dui lawyers in San Diego hands down. Not only did they win my dmv hearing, they also got my case dismissed. Thanks Logan, George, Anna yum and associates. Job well done!
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Representation
Anna was an absolutely phenomenal attorney. Not only did she get my case resolved in a timely and beneficial matter, but she cared and connected with me on a personal level. My case was dismissed without any charges being pressed, and Anna kept in contact throughout the entirety of the situation. 5 years after my case, I reached out to Anna with questions regarding a personal matter, and she not only responded but called me less than a day later. She really cares about the people she represents, and is incredible on a professional level as well. If you need representation in a field of which she practices, Anna Yum is the best lawyer by far to hire.
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Posted by Alan | October 25, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely responsive and knowledgeable - highly recommended
I was facing a very serious matter, and Anna's team responded IMMEDIATELY. A group led by attorney Russell Babcock, were able to meet with me and analyze the situation and explain possible outcomes, review the facts and help me understand where I stood. The confidence and peace of mind they were able to bring to the table has a value far beyond money. If you need an experienced team that is prepared to go the distance and stand by your side, this is the firm you want. I could not recommend them more strongly.
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Posted by Bill | October 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Loyal
This firm handled my cases with calm, confident, professionalism which resulted in a result that was extremely manageable based on “what could have happened “. This firm has set the fiduciary standard much higher than most options available.
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Defense Attorney
Anna and her entire team are the best! I hired Anna for my DUI case and she is beyond professional, knowledgeable, kind and caring. My DUI was on the severe side and she helped reduce a harsh outcome and the level of offense. I cannot thank her and her team enough for all their hard work. If anyone ever faces a DUI, regardless of severity, I fully recommend Anna. I retained her again to go through the expungement process because I only trust her to tackle my legal proceedings. She is truly a life saver!
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Law Firm In San Diego County
The Senior Criminal Litigation Counsel was very professional with the whole process from beginning to end and guided me appropriately in a manner that made me feel comfortable that everything would be taken care of. Ana Yum Law Firm made it their duty and mission to make sure, good results would come about and they did. The skills, knowledge and experience of the team worked wonders and my case was dropped. The understanding about my situation and how everything was strategically coordinated allowed everything to work out. I am immensely happy and thankful for Ana Yum Law firm and their professionalism on how everything was handled. Thanks to them, I am now able to live a more stress free future and move on with my life. Thank you so much for all you did, and the help and support. I highly recommend this Law Firm to anyone who may be dealing with something beyond your understanding because the experts are here!
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Posted by Gabriel | September 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Happy With Who I Got
Anna was a very responsive and professional attorney. She helped me prepare for my criminal case and gave me as much confidence as I could ask for when the date of my trial came. Communication with her, her staff, and her associates was always easy even though I was going through a difficult time. She had lots of experience with cases like mine and although I was feeling uncertainty about the outcome of my case, I knew that Anna knew the entire procedure intimately. She was using all her resources to defend me. I followed all of her instructions. Did I get the verdict I desired? No. I was found guilty. I was guilty. I had committed the crime. But I know that having Anna as an attorney helped to make my sentence a little bit lighter. While not happy with my sentencing, I accept it and am very grateful that with Anna’s help, it was not any worse. Do I think I got incredible service? YES! She was incredibly professional. I will happily use her again if I ever need legal help. I’ve had a few questions for her after my hearings and trials concluded and she still was extremely helpful and gracious to me even though my case was no longer on her books. She is a brilliant attorney and I am very happy about who I chose to represent me. She has earned my trust and I would recommend her to anyone who needs some great legal advice when they are going through a difficult time.
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Posted by Brandon | September 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
I had the privilege of being represented by Ana Yum in a trial concerning a false domestic violence claim, and I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. Ana's level of preparation was truly exceptional. She had meticulous documentation to counter every false claim the prosecutor presented against me. Her ability to stay calm, cool, and collected throughout the trial was nothing short of impressive. In fact, she seemed to thrive under pressure, which instilled confidence in me as her client. When my accuser took the stand, Ana's cross-examination was masterful. She absolutely skewered her credibility, causing a significant shift in the momentum of the trial. From that point onward, it was smooth sailing for our defense. Ana's ability to effectively challenge the prosecution's case and turn the tide in our favor was truly impressive. Ana Yum's skills in the courtroom are undoubtedly top-notch, and it's evident why she's rated as one of the best attorneys in the country. Her dedication to her clients' cases is unmatched, and I can wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking expert legal representation.
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Posted by Carlos | September 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Choice Outstanding Class Act Firm
Anna Yum and Russell saved my life. Their attention to detail and attentive nature got me through the roughest time of my life. I had various options for representation and I know I made the right decision by having Anna and Russell represent me. I was facing a slew of charges and facing a heavy outcome. Anna and Russell worked hard and got me the best outcome. Thank you Anna Yum and Team.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Attorney Anna R. Yum
  • 2008 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Riverside County District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • San Diego Public Defender's Office
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Judicial Extern
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • 2004 - 2004
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Education

  • Univ of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Northwestern University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • First Degree Murder
  • Case DISMISSED.
  • Lewd or Lascivious Acts on a Minor
  • Probation
  • Petty Theft
  • Case DISMISSED.
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Associations

  • San Diego Criminal Lawyer's Club
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • William B. Enright Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2010 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego
  • Officer
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • J. Clifford Wallace Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego
  • Officer
  • 2008 - 2010
  • California District Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40- Criminal Defense
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • National Women Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 2014 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2013 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • 2011 Top Attorneys
  • San Diego Metro Magazine
  • 2011
  • Semi-Finalist Top Young Attorneys
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2010
  • DDA Employee of the Month - Sexual Assault and Child Abuse unit
  • Riverside County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007
  • Nominated for Misdemeanor Deputy DA of the Year
  • Riverside County District Attorney's Office
  • 2006
  • DDA Employee of the Month - Misdemeanor Trial Team
  • Riverside County District Attorney's Office
  • 2006
  • Order of Barristers
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 2005
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 2005
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Kaplan College
  • Criminal Law & High Publicity Trials
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (30)
Endorse Anna
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Anna is a great attorney and strong fighter. Her clients are better off for having gone to her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Recommended with complete confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna is very well respected in the San Diego legal community. There are only a handful of attorneys I trust enough to refer cases; Anna is one of them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna is a tenacious advocate who represents her clients with the zeal and compassion that few other lawyers possess. Her trial skills are in the top echelon of lawyers in Southern California. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna is an excellent attorney who goes the distance for her clients. She is incredibly knowledgeable of the law, and has the skills to achieve the very best results for her clients. Anna's clients can rest assured that their legal representation is always in the best of hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Anna Yum is one of the best criminal defense lawyers in San Diego. I've seen her in action and have never been anything but very impressed. Her reputation is excellent, because she is smart, aggressive and caring. You cannot do better. I endorse Anna Yum without any reservation."
Domestic violence Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna is well known in the legal community as an excellent defense attorney with an excellent knowledge of both criminal law and procedure. Her results are stellar and her clients love her. READ HER REVIEWS! As a former DA she has an advantage over other attorneys. " They know that she knows what they know ". If you are in or near San Diego do yourself a a favor and seek a consultation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Educated, and experienced. A real asset to anyone who is facing criminal charges in the San Diego area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anna provides her clients with solid legal advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Once feared by defense attorneys as a DA; now feared by DA's as a defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney works very hard for the clients and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna Yum is a dedicated skilled and effective lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Yum is one of the more highly respected criminal defense attorneys in San Diego. She is also one of the most personable and professional attorneys I have encountered. I have discussed Ms. Yum and her approach to cases with both clients she has represented, as well as prosecutors who have worked opposite her over the years. I have received nothing but positive remarks on both ends. The results Ms. Yum routinely obtains for her clients is evidence of her sincere dedication to her craft. I highly endorse Ms. Yum and wish nothing but success for her practice."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Yum is as skilled and knowledgeable as attorneys come. She is very well connected in the community and always is on top of her game. She is well liked by attorneys and judges in the San Diego courts because she is honest and effective. The highest endorsement I can give."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Mr. Yum in action in the courtroom, as well as on television. She is a great lawyer and knows her stuff, I would recommend her to any client in the community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Anna is one of the most respected Criminal Defense attorneys in all of San Diego. Bottom line is that she gets results that other attorneys don't. She is hard working and will go the extra mile for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Anna is one of the most committed and diligent attorney's I have worked with. Her experience in all types of criminal cases and determination to fight for defendant's rights is why I endorse her as a great criminal attorney in San Diego."
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